During this month’s World Burn Congress in Indianapolis, the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors honored David Greenhalgh, professor and chief of burn surgery at UC Davis Medical Center, with its Breslau Award.
The award, named in honor of Alan and Delwyn Breslau, is the society’s highest distinction. It recognizes Phoenix Society members who have helped the organization fulfill its mission of peer support, education, research and advocacy to help the community of burn survivors, their loved ones, health professionals and firefighters.
Greenhalgh has been involved in all aspects of treatment and research related to burn care, nationally and internationally for more than 25 years. He also serves as chief of burn surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children-Northern California.
Greenhalgh has authored more than 185 published peer-reviewed papers and is the associate editor for the Journal of Surgical Research, a clinical editor for Wound Repair and Regeneration and associate editor for the Journal of Burn Care and Research. He is past president of the American Burn Association, and holds board positions on the Phoenix Society and the International Society for Burn Injuries. He also is the recent and first recipient of the Helen Marian Bart Endowed Chair and Professorship in Burn Care at UC Davis.